My Cats by Charles Bukowski

My Cats by Charles Bukowski

charles bukowski cats

My Cats

I know. I know.
they are limited, have different
needs and 
concerns.

but I watch and learn from them. 
I like the little they know, 
which is so 
much. 

they complain but never 
worry,
they walk with a surprising dignity. 
they sleep with a direct simplicity that
humans just can’t 
understand.

their eyes are more 
beautiful than our eyes. 
and they can sleep 20 hours 
a day 
without 
hesitation or 
remorse. 

when I am feeling 
low 
all I have to do is
watch my cats 
and my 
courage 
returns. 

I study these 
creatures. 

they are my 
teachers.

– Charles Bukowski